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How To Define Socialism

How to define socialism

In our contemporary global society, socialism has become a cliché that denotes a vast array of political approaches and ideologies that purportedly defy the political, economic and cultural status quo.…

Issues In Judicial Reform

Issues in judicial reform

The celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Lahore High Court offered a good opportunity for discussions on ways to strengthen the judicial system so that it could better guarantee…

Bilawal’s quest for a social democratic agenda

We had an intense discussion with Bilawal Bhutto at the end of the PPP’s provincial and national bodies’ meetings, attended by over 20,000 enthusiastic activists, in Lahore. What will be…

Social Unravelling

Social unravelling

Recently i asked a colleague, who has been living in Pakistan for a couple of decades but had spent the early part of his life in the West initially studying…

Sindh’s LG Issues

Sindh’s LG issues

Delaying mayoral elections on court orders may be a passing hurdle facing the installation of local government (LG) in Sindh. However, there are plenty of other issues that need to…

The Hollywoodisation Of Issues

The Hollywoodisation of issues

One can be cynical of the chauvinism that comes with patriotism and nationalism and yet admit a joyous moment of pride when Pakistani women receive international acclaim for their accomplishments.…

Economic And Social Sums Do Not Add Up

Economic and social sums do not add up

The dos and donts of economics have to be understood before unilateral decisions are taken. Increasingly, the perfunctory nature of the decisions are coming out in the economy. The USA…

Social Protection

Social protection

The term disability traverses an entire range of health problems ranging from infirmity due to Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cancer, arthritis and old age to congenital diseases, malnutrition, accidents, terrorism, warfare, and…

The Social Contract Debate

The social contract debate

CAN the prevalent political unrest and discontent in Muslim societies be regarded as a desire for change? In other words, are Muslim societies in search of new social contracts? The…